Firearms/Carry Laws (20)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

HB 0116 NeutralSuperior Court Exclusive Jurisdiction of Juvenile Cases Involving Aggravated Assault Albert Reeves
1/8/2018 Senate Recommitted Judiciary Non-Civil Public Safety -
Correctional Institutions/Jail Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Firearms/Carry Laws Health and Human Services
Juveniles Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Superior Court
This legislation gives the superior court exclusive jurisdiction over juveniles charged with aggravated assault with a firearm.  The language of this legislation was added to SB 160 "Back the Badge".
HB 0156 NeutralGuns - No License Required Matt Gurtler
1/31/2017 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation enacts the Georgia Constitutional Carry Act of 2017.  It does away with Georgia's weapons license and allows anyone to carry a firearm unless they are prohibited by law from possessing a weapon or long gun.   
HB 0280 NeutralGuns - Campus Carry Mandi Ballinger
7/1/2017 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Judiciary -
2017/02/10 - Report 2017/03/06 - Report Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Public Safety and Courts
Todd Edwards
This legislation allows for the licensed, concealed carrying of handguns on the property of a public technical school, vocational school, college or university, or other public institution of postsecondary education - applying to all license holders.  Firearms will continue to be prohibited from athletic events, student housing (including fraternity and sorority houses), preschool or childcare space, college career academy or other specialized school,  any room used for classes in which high school students are enrolled, rooms where disciplinary proceedings are conducted,      
HB 0286 NeutralGuns - No License Needed Heath Clark
2/10/2017 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2017/02/10 - Report Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Health and Human Services Probate Court
Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation allows those eligible for a Georgia weapons carry license to legally carry a weapon without said license.  All other provisions and restrictions in current law remain the same and local governments may still prohibit weapons carry in government buildings provided there is screening in place by security personnel. Note that folks can still apply for and receive carry licenses if they desire "administrative confirmation of their right" to carry a weapon.            
HB 0292 InactiveGuns - 2017 Omnibus Bill I Rick Jasperse
5/8/2017 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Judiciary -
2017/02/10 - Report 2017/03/06 - Report Airports Correctional Institutions/Jail Econ. Dev. & Transportation
Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Georgia Bureau of Investigation Government Immunity Law Enforcement
Probate Court Probation Public Safety and Courts Sheriff Todd Edwards

HB 292 is this year's omnibus gun bull.  Georgia will recognize carry licenses for those moving here from other states (which have reciprocity laws with Georgia) for 90 days, so long as the person abides by Georgia's laws; probate judges are authorized to provide information on gun safety; DNR must post a link on its Web site for hunting gun safety course information; folks who legally change their name can get a free replacement license (if within 90 days of their license registration); retired law enforcement officers from other states do not need a license.  Any sheriff or retired sheriff, deputy or retired deputy sheriff, member or retired member of the Georgia State Patrol, member of retired member of GBI and retired law enforcement officer can carry a gun into a courthouse, unless the Sheriff providing security for the courthouse provides a lock box and screens out all other weapons by security personnel.                

 

HB 0334 EvaluatingGuns - Those w Restraining Orders Cannot Get Weapons License Keisha Waites
2/15/2017 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Criminal Procedure Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Probate Court Public Safety and Courts
Todd Edwards
This legislation would prohibit individuals against whom a restraining order or protective order has been issued from obtaining a weapons carry permit.
HB 0406 InactiveGuns - Expand Reciprocity with Other States Alan Powell
4/5/2017 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Judiciary -
Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation makes minor revisions to Georgia's weapons reciprocity law.   
HB 0541 EvaluatingGuns - Prohibit Certain Persons from Owning or Transporting Brian Strickland
3/9/2017 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Correctional Institutions/Jail Criminal Procedure Econ. Dev. & Transportation Firearms/Carry Laws Health and Human Services
Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation prohibits individuals convicted of [domestic] simple assault, simple battery, battery, or pointing or aiming a gun at another from receiving, possessing or transporting firearms.   
HB 0657 NeutralGuns - Unlawful to Provide to a Felon on Probation Jesse Petrea
7/1/2018 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Judiciary -
2018/02/09 Report Firearms/Carry Laws Probate Court Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation makes it a felony to knowingly and intentionally provide a firearm to another person who is on probation as a felony first offender.   
HB 0779 NeutralCreation of the Homeland Security Division of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency Alan Powell
7/1/2018 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
2018/02/02 Report 2018/03/16 Report Debra Nesbit Emergency Management/Preparedness Firearms/Carry Laws
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Government Immunity Health and Human Services Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
This legislation creates the Board of Homeland Security to be administratively attached to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. The purpose of the Board is to coordinate all homeland security activities.
HB 0817 NeutralGuns - Security Guards and Private Detectives Need Not Abide by Carry Laws While on Duty Heath Clark
2/15/2018 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2018/02/02 Report Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation exempts licensed private detectives and security guards from having to abide by Georgia's weapons carry permitting laws (or prohibitions where weapons can be lawfully carried) so long as the individual is in the performance of their duties.         
SB 0015 NeutralWeapons License - Expand Eligibility for Free Permit for Law Enforcement Michael Rhett
7/1/2017 Effective Date Judiciary Non-Civil Judiciary -
2017/01/13-Report Firearms/Carry Laws Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons General County Government Probate Court
Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards

This legislation allows certain former law enforcement officers to receive a weapons carry license without having to pay the permit fee.  To be eligible, the individual must have served in law enforcement for at least ten years but left as a result of a disability caused in the line of duty and receives benefits under the Peace Officers' Annuity and Benefit Fund or from a county, city, state, state authority or federal retirement system.

SB 0049 NeutralWeapons License - Allow for Larger Knife before Conceal License is Requierd Bill Heath
1/8/2018 Senate Recommitted -Public Safety -
2017/02/17-Report Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
Under current law, a person needs a weapons carry license to conceal a knife with a blade greater than five inches in length.  This legislation changes the license requirement to a knife with a blade greater than 12 inches.  
SB 0080 NeutralGuns - Retired Police do not need License to Carry P.K. Martin
1/30/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Judiciary -
Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation allows certain former law enforcement officers to carry firearms without having to obtain a Georgia weapons carry license.  
SB 0084 SupportGuns - Authorize Locals to Destroy Unclaimed Firearms Lester Jackson
1/30/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Public Safety -
Firearms/Carry Laws Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Sheriff
Todd Edwards
This legislation revises the procedures to dispose of firearms seized by law enforcement.  It allows local law enforcement agencies to destroy the firearm rather than being required to auction it off. 
SB 0091 NeutralGuns - Cannot Sell to Terrorists Steve Henson
1/30/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Public Safety -
Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Open Records/Meetings Act Probate Court Public Safety and Courts
Todd Edwards
This legislation prohibits the sale or transfer of firearms to individuals who are known or suspected terrorists without judicial review.
SB 0092 SupportGuns - Law Enforcement Can Require the Showing of Carry License Steve Henson
1/30/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Judiciary -
Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation allows law enforcement to detain an indivudial carrying a weapon to determine whether the individual has a weapons carry license.
SB 0099 NeutralJudicial Procedure for Purging Information from NCIC and Change of Definition of Knife in Weapons Carry Statute Elena Parent
3/30/2017 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Judiciary Non-Civil Public Safety -
2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/24 - Report Clerk of Court Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit
District Attorneys Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Georgia Bureau of Investigation Health and Human Services
Open Records/Meetings Act Probate Court Public Safety and Courts Solicitors
This legislation allows individual's who have been involuntarily hospitalized to have the records purged and not included in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.  This bill was amended to change the definition of Knife in the possession and carrying of a concealed weapon statute from 5 inches to 12 inches.
SB 0135 SupportGuns - Prohibit Carry in Government Buildings Emanuel Jones
2/8/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Judiciary -
Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation prohibits carrying firearms in government building.
SB 0136 NeutralGuns - Training Required Emanuel Jones
2/8/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Judiciary -
Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Probate Court Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation requires certain individuals to meet a training requirement in order to obtain a weapons carry license.
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